Monday, December 27, 2010

Stax of Blazers

You might need to sit down for this one. The Blazers actually won a road game tonight... at Utah! The Delta Center (or whatever they're calling it these days) and the Salt Palace before it have been houses of many horrors for Portland over the years, as Portland won for just the 15th time in franchise history in Salt Lake City. Utah has been notoriously stingy at allowing teams to win on their floor, and the Blazers have been true to that form. It was a big win for the up-and-down Blazers who, of course, lost another player to injury when Marcus Camby went down with an ankle sprain.

Meanwhile, here are some Blazers cards I snagged from Stax of Wax Pax in exchange for an assortment of baseball rookie cards. Rudy Fernandez is finally starting to show signs of the player everyone was so excited about a few summers ago after his strong international play. It is surely no coincidence that this has come during an extended absence of Brandon Roy as the Blazers are finally beginning to look towards other players to count on to lead them to victory.

I have a bunch of these Clyde Drexler Career Highlights cards, but I do not quite have the entire set. This was an entire insert set dedicated to The Glide, something Fleer liked to do with key players in this era.

Face to Face? On the flip side of this card is Jim Jackson, who was at the time a Blazer-to-be.

I can't say for sure that this isn't a photo from one of the actual All-Star Games that Walton participated in, but I wish it was.

1 comment:

JD's Daddy said...

man I miss Clyde.

One thing I am proud to have stored away is the entire first season of Rip City Magazine. First cover was Clyde with his gold medal. Gotta frame those babies.